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Show that $gcd(x,y)$ and $z = lcm(x,y)$ is primitive recursive

For the $gcd(x,y)$ we note: $gcd(x,0) = x$ $gcd(x,succ(y)) = gcd(succ(y),mod(x,succ(y)))$ $succ(x)$ and $mod(x,y)$ are both primitive recursive, so $gcd(x,y)$ must be as well. $z = lcm(x,y)$ if ...
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Are transcendental numbers computable?

Wikipedia states: "The computable numbers include many of the specific real numbers which appear in practice, including all real algebraic numbers, as well as e, π, and many other transcendental ...
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Subsets of all Diophantine's sets

Function $\mathbb{N}^k \to \mathbb{N}^m$ is computable $\Leftrightarrow$ graph of function is Diophantine. Consider some subset $S$ of computable functions (for example some Grzegorczyk's class or ...
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Is discrete ultralogarithm harder than discrete logarithm?

Is computing $g^{xy} \bmod{s}$ from $g^{x} \bmod{s}$ and $g^{y} \bmod{s}$ easier harder or the same level of difficulty as computing $g\uparrow\uparrow(xy) \bmod s$ from from $g\uparrow\uparrow x$ ...
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Post Correspondence Problem

The alphabet consists of just two characters, $0$ and $1$. How do I go about proving that it's undecidable? I was thinking of reducing the general case to binary form meaning if the alphabet has ...
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Which diophantine polynomials generate these diophantine sets?

Via Matiyasevich's Theorem, it is easy to prove that the following sets are diophantine: $\{k\}$ $\{0, 1, \dots, k-1, k+1, k+2, \dots \}$ $\{0, 1, \dots, k\}$ $\{k+1, k+2, \dots\}$ Number 1 is ...
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Diophantine sets

I'm trying to show that the following sets are Diophantine: $\{(x,y)\mid x \leq y\}$ $\{(x,y)\mid x < y\}$ $\{(x,y)\mid x\text{ divides }y\}$ $\{(x,y,z)\mid x\equiv y \pmod z\}$ $\{(x,y,z)\mid x ...
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Converse of Collatz Conjecture

How to write a pseudocode program that halts only if the Collatz Conjecture is false. Thanks much in advance!!!
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A qualitative, yet precise statement of Godel's incompleteness theorem?

I read online a statement to the effect that (I'm paraphrasing): Goedel's incompleteness theorem shows that we cannot even have a complete and consistent theory for the natural numbers. I am ...
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Formal statement of theorem about perfect numbers?

I cannot seem to find the formal statement of the theorem if there are infinite perfect numbers in Wikipedia or online. I searched this site but the closest is the generalization of perfect numbers ...
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Numbers which are “Provably Difficult to Compute”?

We recall that a computable number $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ satisfies the following: there exists a computable function $f$ such that, given any positive rational error bound, $f$ outputs a rational ...
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What is the fastest growing total computable function you can describe in a few lines?

What is the fastest growing total computable function you can describe in a few lines? Well, not necessarily the fastest - I just would like to know how far an ingenious mathematician can go using ...
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Properties of computable numbers

If we enumerate* all the computable numbers, those for which there exist a turing machine that outputs its digits to arbitrary precision. What is known about the asymptotic density of rationals, ...